This debut is the culmination of at least five years of works in progress, tracing closely the adolescence of one self-taught guitarist whose passion for expression through music can only be matched by her vocal and lyrical talent. And don't let the idea of 'adolescence' fool you. A crystal clear and incredibly mature voice opens the album with 'Soar,' and leads you through delicately crafted phrases and melodies that will break your heart and build it up again before you reach the second half of the album. Gentleness, struggle, desperation, ecstasy: these raw emotions are conveyed beautifully throughout these recordings, forging a connection between artist and listener that is nothing short of remarkable. Another plus? Not a minute is boring. From folk to pop to soulful blue notes, from solo work to collaborations, from acoustic guitar to a track that channels Regina Spektor, the ups and downs are endless and extremely satisfying. It is difficult to believe that 'Hear Me Now' was written by a seventeen-year-old girl, and even harder to believe that 'The Self-Worth Song' was written by the same girl four years before. It is equally difficult to believe that the lilting voice in 'October' is the same one that was powerfully telling the story of 'Monopoly' only a few seconds earlier. In short, this album is dynamic, emotional, impressive, and honest. This album is an incredible debut.